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During the month of August, members of Congress will be home in their districts, making it an ideal time to visit with them.  In fact, many plan town halls or other types of open meetings with their constituents.  All you have to do is show up to the event and take the opportunity to speak to your legislator to put in a 30 second plug for midwifery.  

This Year's Focus

This year ACNM is focused on H.R. 4663, a bill to allow CNMs to certify the medical necessity of inpatient admissions for Medicare patients, and H.R. 4385, a bill to identify areas of the country experiencing a shortage of full scope maternity care providers.  All the information you need to put together a 30 second speech asking your legislator to cosponsor each of these bills is available here and here.


Finding the Meetings

If your Representative (or Senators) are not on the list below, or if incomplete data were available at the time we created the table, you will need to contact their offices directly to get that information or to find out if they have scheduled any open constituent meetings since we put together the information in the table.  You can find contact information for Representatives here, and for Senators here

If your Representative is in the table below, they need to hear directly from you, their constituent, about how important these bills are.  So get as many of your CNM/CM, physician, and nurse colleagues as you can, round up your friends, family, clients, dogs, cats and goldfish and GO TO THOSE EVENTS TOGETHER!  Let these Representatives know how important it is for them to support women and children by  cosponsoring these two bills.  If we have noted that they specifically need to support one of the bills, then this means they sit on a committee that has jurisdiction over the area of policy under which these bills fall and therefore have a disproportionate impact on the bills prospects.  

Don't forget to take pictures and send them to ACNM.  And thanks for all you do to support midwifery!


 Representative/Senator Bill They Specifically Need to Support Date Place Time
 Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) H.R. 4663 Aug 18 Bedias Civic Center
 3652 Main Street
 Bedias TX 77831
 12:30 p.m.
 Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) H.R. 4663 Aug 18 Walker's Cafe
 112 W. Main Street
 Madisonville, TX 75852
 2:30 p.m.
 Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)
 Aug 18 MIIS Irvine Auditorium
 460 Pierce Street
 Monterey, CA 9394
 6:30 p.m.
 Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) H.R. 4385 Aug 18 Galena Manor Civic Center
 1508 Hunter Street
 Galena Park, TX 77547
 7:00 p.m.
 Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA)
 Aug 18 Mendocino Community College
 1000 Hensley Creek Road
 Ukiah, CA 9548
 4:00 p.m.
 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA)
 Aug 18 The Lincoln Center
 1316 N Lincoln Street
 Spokane, WA 99201
 7:00 p.m.
 Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)
 Aug 18 Scooters California Grill
 121 W. Elm Street
 Lodi, CA 95240
 5:00 p.m.
 Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO)
 Aug 18 Fruita Community Center
 324 N Coulson Street
 Fruita, CO 8152
 5:30 p.m.
 Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) H.R. 4385 Aug 19 Jessup Elementary School
 9301 Almeda Genoa Road
 Houston, TX 77075
 7:00 p.m.
 Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
 Aug 19 Van Zandt County Farm Bureau Building
 281 East Highway 243
 Canton, TX
 2:00 p.m.
 Rep. Lankford (R-OK)
 Aug 19 Jones High School
 304 Dr Lee Simmons Street
 Jones, OK 73049
 6:00 p.m.
 Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
 Aug 19 Mount Logan Middle School
 875 N 200 E
 Logan, UT 84321
 7:00 p.m.
 Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
 Aug 19 Miami County Medical Center
 2100 Baptiste Drive
 Paola, KS 66071
 5:00 p.m.
 Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
 Aug 20 Mid-Plains Community College
 213 N Spruce Street
 Ogallala, NE 69153
 2:30 p.m.
 Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
 Aug 20 Madeline's Cafe & Bakery
 501 N Washington Street
 Lexington, NE 68850
 8:45 a.m.
 Rep. David Valadao (R-CA) Aug 21 Congressman Valadao's Hanford Office
 101 North Irwin Street, Suite 110B
 Hanford, CA 93230
 8:00 a.m.
 Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) She is the primary sponsor of H.R. 4663.
 Be sure to thank her.
 Aug 25 200 East Main Street
 Hartsville, TN 37074
 5:15 p.m.
 Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) She is the primary sponsor of H.R. 4663.
 Be sure to thank her.
 Aug 26 Jackson County Courthouse
 101 East Hull Avenue
 Gainsborough TN 38562
 5:15 p.m.
 Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) H.R. 4663 Aug 26 City of Clifton Municipal Building
 900 Clifton Avenue
 Clifton NJ 07013
 6:30 p.m.
 Rep. Rob Woodall (D-GA)
 Aug 26 University of North Georgia-Cumming Campus
 300 Aquatic Circle
 Cumming, GA 30040
 7:00 p.m.
 Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) Aug 27 McClain County Community Center
 1721 Hardcastle Blvd
 Purcell, OK
 12:00 p.m.


 

 




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